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UPDATE: Thursday 3rd November, and Guy has decided to try and continue the Golden Globe Race; he is heading for Cape Town. Great news, and thank you to everyone for your support.

UPDATE: At 1500UTC on Friday 28th October 2922 Guy called the Golden Globe Race office to advise on his decision to head for Uruguay. He cannot remove massive amounts of fast growing barnacles. They are all over the hull and now growing on top of each other in the stern section. The boat is going slower rapidly. He has been over the side and tried everything but they are 2 inches long and will not move. He believes he will have to take the boat out of the water to remove Guy intends to then carry on his solo circumnavigation.

All of Guy’s safety calls to the Golden Globe Race office can be found here https://soundcloud.com/goldengloberace/sets/guy-waites-uk-tradewind-35?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

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  1. Hello Guy. I think you made the best decision, Very Brave. Looking forward you to reach to your desired destination wherever it may be…. Will follow you. Take care. Love to you and Julie. Arzu xxx

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  2. Hello Guy. I am following you for a long time now. Each of your adventures were a source of inspiration for me. (from the Jester Challenge in your red Contessa, your little Corribee to your Clipper Campaign…) Everytime you prooved to be an extraordinary mariner. I met you for the first time ‘life’ in LSO. Amidst the chaos you took the time to have a chat. All the energy you put in this campaign… the courageous Atlantic crossing and your incredible mast repair on Sao Miguel. I feel a part of your disappointment… although I’m convinced you never give up. Each time you came on land stronger than before. So will you do now!

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  3. Hi Guy, sorry to hear your plight with the troublesome hitch hiking crustaceans. I can’t imagine how you are feeling, disappointed for sure, but hope you can keep your spirits up and keep the dream of a solo circumnavigation alive. Wishing you favourable weather and seas to allow the next objective to be completed in good time. However it pans out I will be rooting for Team Guy. I really hope to see you arrive in Les Sable D’Olonnes to a hero’s homecoming. First in Chichester Class is still no mean feat. All the best. Vod.

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  4. Guy!
    Of course you aren’t where you planned/wished/hoped you would be right now but I know you will take the positives on how fast you’ve sailed without those blasted barnacles.
    And that your resilience, determination and effort will sustain you.
    We all are with you and wish you good winds across the Southlies.

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  5. Hi Guy, So sorry about those barnacles! You are an amazing sailor and you have done a fabulous job getting yourself and Sagarmatha ready for this epic journey. You have made a valiant attempt at addressing the issue and I hope you get it sorted and are able to continue. Wishing you the best and fair winds for the rest of the journey. Xx Liz

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  6. Hi Guy, you have already achieved a great deal – despite headwinds every step of the way. Keep your spirits up and the winds will change at some point! Stay safe

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  7. Well that happened. Bad luck and no kidding. You’ve made a good decision to sail to safe harbor and get the boat sorted. All of Dare to Lead are with you in our thoughts, Skipper.

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  8. Guy,
    You were a success just as soon as you slipped lines and we had the honour with Julie to push you off and then rush to the beach to wave frantically with hearts brimming with pride as you disappeared into the distance fulfilling your dream!
    Darn those barnacles for slightly amending your plans 😠… but let’s just be clear my friend, ok, so maybe it’s not a Golden Globe Plaque this time as you were anticipating but a Chichester one is no less of an achievement – remember that!!
    As you prepare and before you set off again, once those pesky hitchhikers are got rid of, just think back to all that love that was swirling all around you when you were preparing to leave back at race start, all that pride in you that was overflowing from all your family and friends – it’s not changed! Guy- its not gone anywhere, it’s with you still and remains with you as you continue on your amazing adventure, with you every time we look at that tracker or tune in to hear your voice message or a tweet!
    So – onwards and upwards my friend! You’ve got this!!! Keep safe, sail well and don’t forget to enjoy the ride!!
    Look forward to seeing you be the first to grab that cool Chichester plaque!! Xxx
    Lots of love from Sam and Steve xxxx

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  9. Hey Guy – so sorry to hear you have had to stop racing. You are still a hero in my book mate! Safe sailing, we’re rooting for ya!

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  10. Hi Guy, Nothing wrong with Chichester class and one stop, still one hell of an achievement, but I would have a word with antifoul company. We are all still behind you and a couple of beers or three waiting on your return. Go for it.

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  11. Little brother,
    I thought long and hard about the message I should leave. So many people have sent you words of encouragement and many more, some you have never met, are following your voyage in awe at your skill, bravery and determination. What should I say? Wise words from Mum and Dad from our childhood? A saying handed down from our grandparents? No, my message is simply,
    You are loved.
    Hx

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